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Best Desks For Small Spaces

The Best Desks For Small Spaces

Space is becoming more and more of a commodity.  In order to find a place to live and work these days it can mean spending a lot of money but still only finding smaller and smaller spacial footprints.   And if one’s want more space, the premiums they have to pay can be out of this world. And so, website’s like this one endeavor to find ways to get the most out of the limited space available, but with attractive decors that work this and enhance the space that is available.

Desks come in a variety of sizes. I remember a previous boss’ I’m the boss desk. It was HUGE! I dare to say it was probably the length and width of a twin bed – or at least it seemed that way. But not all home office spaces have the amount of space to hold a BOSS desk, but there are always options that can fit your available space.

Small Desks

Small desks are always easy to find.  In some cases, some have a hutch, some don’t but most times they can fit in a smaller room or den. And within that small footprint they many come with exactly what you need: a top space that has enough space for your computer or laptop, books, pens etc.  They also may have file drawers included and a slide out keyboard tray.  And depending on your space, you can find some corner desks that fit nicely within your dedicated office room or bedroom. “Student desks for small rooms”  is  good search term for this option, in that these type of desks rarely take up too much space.  They’re also just the right size for adults and bigger and more useful than  kids desks for bedrooms.

And to enhance the practicality and space saving features of these small desks, you can do a search for “small office desks with storage”.  There are also corner desks for small spaces to be found online as well.  Finding these type of desks helps your save spacing in additional ways.

5 Best Small Desks For Your Small Space

  

ProductDimensionsFeaturesFinish and Material

Leick Corner Computer and Writing Desk
48" L x 24" W x 30.35 H Pull out drawer for laptop or keyboard, Shelf for computer Hand applied Chocolate finish, Hardwood

Home Styles 5531-162 Bedford Student Desk and Hutch
42" W x 24" Depth x 33-3/4" H 4 Drawers for storage Black, Ebony, Asian hardwood

Winsome Wood Writing Desk
30" W x 20" Deep, 34.8" H Drawer and cubbyhole Honey, Solid Beech Wood

bonVIVO Writing Desk
21.6 D x 43.3" W x 29.55" H Glass top and wooden shelf Glass and Bamboo wood

Ashley Furniture Signature Design - Baybrin Small Home Office Desk
24" D x 48" W x 31.25" H Drop down keyboard tray Warm Brown, Engineered Wood

Foldable Desks

Foldable desks are also a good idea for limited space. These come in many shapes and sizes.  But what they have in common is that you can tuck them away when not in use and reclaim any space it once took.  They look like (and basically are) foldable tables. Except that many foldable tables are made for holding a number of people and have a larger top footprint. But foldable desks are many times not as long and more narrow; just the right size for a laptop or a monitor along with a little more surrounding space.

5 Best Foldable Desks

ItemDimensionsFeaturesWeight

Origami Foldable Desk
47.2" x 15.7 W x 29.5 H Folds flat, 100 lb weight capacity 38 lbs

Need Computer Folding Desk
47" L x 15.7 W x 29.5 H Glossy finish, 400 lb weight capacity 27 lbs

Coavas Writing Computer Desk
39.4 L x 19.7 W x 29.5 H Waterproof, easy two step installation 27.3 lbs

Gootrades 57'' Folding Computer Table
57" L x 23.6 W x 29" H Waterproof, 900 lb weight capacity 52 lbs

Need Computer Office Folding Desk
47" L x 23.7" W x 29.5 H 800 lb weight capacity 31.7 lbs

Wall Mounted Desks

Another way to use a desk within limited space is to use the many wall mounted desk options. The nice benefits of these type of desks is that they take up a small footprint on your wall when folded up and when needed they drop down or pull out to reveal just the right space for your laptop and keyboard. It’s good to place these types of desks where they light is the right setting for your use, for example, if you’ll be doing a lot of reading. They may not always have a space on the desk to place a lamp, so other lighting will be necessary. But if you’re using a laptop then lighting may not always be an necessity.

Drop Leaf Desk and Fold Out Convertible Desks

An attractive style of desk for those with small spaces is the drop leaf and fold out convertible desk varieties that are available. One can also search for Murphy desks as well. When one thinks of Murphy desks, the term Murphy Beds usually comes to mind. But in reality, they follow the same concept as the drop leaf and fold out desks. They basically are installed on the wall and drop down or pull out the desk space as needed.

These desks  usually work the same way.  They are wall mounted, have a drop down leaf that has a leg that secures the desk space. But you will find some drop leaf desks that don’t have a leg, but the way its designed the stability of the desk is secured and stabilized by its housing.  Many of the fold out convertible desks allow a space under the desk for a chair to conveniently settle underneath it for the desk look and feel. But usually, chairs are not included with their purchase.

Best Drop Leaf Convertible Desks

ItemFinishesFeaturesDimensions (open)

Southern Enterprises Fold-Out Convertible Desk
White, Black, Walnut 3 bill organizers, two adjustable shelves, two fixed shelves, and one corkboard, supports 20 lbs 22" W x 36" D x 58" H

Upton Home Murphy Winter Antique White Fold-out Convertible Desk
Antique White Two adjustable shelve and a fixed shelf 28. 75" H x 30" W x 20" D

Wooden-Life Fold Out Convertible Wall Mount Desk
White 3 bill organizers, two adjustable shelves, two fixed shelves, and one corkboard, supports 15 lbs 17.7in" W x 58" H

Murphy Black Fold-out Convertible Desk
Black Storage area includes two adjustable shelves, bill organizers and a corkboard 28.75" H x 30" W x 20" D

SoBuy Wall-mounted Drop-leaf Table
White Folds down to two different space sections as needed, folds flat against wall when not needed 80cm L x 60 cm D

Floating Desks

Floating desks also have a unique style to them. The are desks that are installed on the wall. There aren’t any “legs” that get pulled out. You just pull up a seat and start working. They also too have a small footprint to them, but in many cases there is no drop down feature because the desk aspect is always at the ready. But in some cases they may have a pull out or drop down working space depending on the manufacturer. These floating desks come in a number of different flavors. Some are simple desks with limited features, while some have an array of shelves for books, small plants and more. You can even find corner floating desks  that have an attractive, unique look.  But you can definitely find one to suit your space and your personal taste.

5 Best Floating Desks for Small Spaces

ItemsFinishesFeaturesWeight and Dimensions

Prepac Wall Mounted Floating Desk
Black Cable and wire management features keep your desk organized, Side compartments with two removable shelves, top shelf for additional storage 60 lbs, 19.8" L x 42.2" W x 39.5" D

Haotian Wall-mounted Drop-leaf Table/Desk
White Storage shelves with drawers provides working space and extra plenty of storage space. Material: MDF and chipboard. Weight: 13.2kg. Load capacity: 30kg. 30 lbs, 82 cm W x 22 cm D x 60cm H

Prepac Wall Mounted Designer Floating Desk
White A rear "flip-up" door conceals a storage compartment, Cable & wire management system below desk, Compartments below desktop are perfect for storing a laptop and accessories 56 lbs, 21" L x 42.5" W x 20.5" H

WLIVE Wall Mounted Floating Desk with Storage
Black Tidy cords setup, adjustable shelves, scratch resistant, weight bearing: 100 lbs 51.8 lbs, 40.5" L x 19.7" W x 39.4" H

MyEasyShopping Everett Espresso Traditional Floating Desk
Black A number of cubby holes and compartments 43.75" H x 43.5" W x 19.75" D

Mobile Desks

At times we would like our desks to move when we move. This is where mobile desks come in. Depending on your mobility needs there are a wide range of mobile desks at your disposal. And these mobile desks all can fit into your limited spacing parameters.

Laptop Desks

Ever been in bed but need to work? Laptop desks are the answer. These desks not only provide the space needed to hold your laptop but in some cases also holds it at a workable angle for your needs. What makes them efficient if the included legs, which give your laptop desk the stability you need if working on a floor or a bed.  You will find some that just provide the needed space for a laptop but also those that provide the space for your mouse as well. There are even some desks that can hold your laptop when you’re a little higher than a lying down position, like on your knees for example. There are even harnesses that you can buy to attach to your laptop, so when sitting or walking, your laptop goes with you.

5 Best Laptop Desks

ItemFeaturesWeightDimensions

SUPERJARE Portable Laptop Table
Stopper to stop books or laptops from slipping, holds up to 15" laptop and mouse 3.3 lbs 20.5" L x 11.8" W

Uncaged Ergonomics WorkEZ Adjustable height & angle lap desk
Adjustable height, ergonomic, laptop cooler, 3.5 lbs 19" L x 2" W x 11"H

Sofia + Sam Multi Tasking Memory Foam Lap Desk
Fits tables up to 9.6 inches, slide out mouse deck, 5 lbs 18.5" L x 14" W x 3.5" H

Halter Lap Desk Laptop Stand
Adjustable to 8 different viewing angles, folds flat, Dual-bolster pillows conform and stability Can be used with laptops / iPad / tablets and more 2.3 lbs 15.3" L x 11.4" W x 2.6" H

AboveTEK Folding Laptop Table Stand
Ergonomic, tilting tabletop, extendable legs 5.2 lbs 23.8" L x 13.1" W x 2" H

 

Mobile Standing Desks

But if you need the small footprint plus mobility a mobile standing desk or mobile standing workstation can fit the bill. Some that work from home or at an office like the ability to stand and work at their stations. There a many standing desks out there with a large footprint, but some mobile standing desks give you the manageable workspace along with the mobility you need.  The variety of standing mobile desks out there can include ones that have shelves for your computer console, files and more.  And with the included wheels, you can move your desk with you as needed.

5 Best Mobile Standing Desks

ItemFeaturesColorsDimensions

DEVAISE Mobile Stand Up Desk
13 different height adjustments, 3 platforms, top monitor shelf, slightly lower key board shelf, base shelf, With 4 wheels ( front 2 wheels with brake function) Black, White 39.4" W x 24.8" D x 46.9" H

Mount-It! Mobile Stand Up Desk
Height adjustable, Ergonomic, 4 platforms, weight capacity of 132 lbs, 1.5 inch furniture casters with locks. Black 28” x 27.5” W x 54" H

Safco Products 1929CY Muv 35-49" H Stand-Up Desk
Adjustable height 35" to 49"H, adjustable keyboard tray, 2 lower shelves, Steel frame construction, 4 dual wheel carpet casters, two locking. Cherry, Grey, Medium Oak 22" L x 29.5" W x 49" H

SDADI 2 Inches Carpet Wheel Mobile Stand Up Desk
Adjustable height, two shelves, 2 inch ABS wheels can roll on carpet, All wheels with locking function Black, Dark Grain, Light Grain 21.2" L x 21.2" W x 45.3" H

LUXOR Standup-31.5-B Stand Up Workstation
Adjustable height, two upper shelves and one lower shelf, Gray, Black 31.5"W x 29"D

 

Desks For Small Spaces: Conclusion

When searching for the best desks for small spaces, there are definitely a lot of options. No matter what the your needs are for the space you have, there is a desk for small spaces solution for you.

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